Infineon teams for 500W wireless charging module

Infineon teams for 500W wireless charging module

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By Nick Flaherty

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Infineon Technologies has teamed up with Spark Connected in the US to develop a 500 W wireless charging design using its GaN power transistors and PSoC controller.

Yeti is a GaN-based ready-to-integrate wireless charging module for powering and charging of industrial machinery, autonomous mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, light electric vehicles, e-Mobility and other power-intensive applications.

The Yeti industrial module is based on CoolGaN transistors and the PSoC 63 Bluetooth microcontroller and delivers up to 500 W with an efficiency of over 95 percent for all common battery types and voltages.

This not only reduces power losses, but also improves the thermal management to boost the overall performance and durability. The module has a high misalignment tolerance of over 40 mm in all directions to give reliable charging even if the orientation is not perfectly accurate.

The Yeti module includes over-voltage and over-current protection to protect both the charger and connected equipment from potential damage or hazards. By eliminating the need for physical connectors and cables, this wireless charging system enables seamless and flexible charging, enhancing efficiency, productivity, and safety in industrial settings.

“We are excited to partner with Spark Connected and provide differentiated Bluetooth Low Energy microcontrollers and highly-efficient power devices for their latest Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module,” said Tony Antonacci, Senior Director Applications Marketing at Infineon Technologies. “The Yeti represents a step forward in charging power and integration, enabling industries to improve their operations and move towards an energy-efficient wire-free future.”

“Combining Spark’s disruptive wireless power technology with Infineon’s broad semiconductor portfolio, we are empowering industries to embrace the full potential of wireless charging, enabling truly autonomous systems and revolutionizing the way they operate,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO of Spark Connected. “This production-grade module provides unparalleled efficiency and convenience, which we believe will usher in a new era of innovation and productivity to our customers.”

Spark Connected is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium and leads the effort to define and advance the specification for wireless charging of light electric vehicles (LEVs) and other high-power applications

The Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module is available for customer sampling in Q3 2023.;

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